After being on a hiatus for four years, the Hunter x Hunter manga will finally return on October 24. Such great news deserves celebration, especially among fans who have been patiently waiting for new content. Hence, there is going to be a new Hunter x Hunter preview to be released this October 28!
Reliable online sources shared that the preview will feature the two main protagonists: Gon and Killua. Surely fans are looking forward to seeing the iconic duo again, especially since the anime series ended 8 years ago. Being able to watch Gon and Killua after so long can bring back many fond memories.
Hunter x Hunter Synopsis
Gon Freecss has a goal of finding his father, who abandoned him for a life of adventure. In order to do this though, he has to become a Hunter. By becoming one, he has to pass the Hunter Exam. This can be very challenging because only one candidate among one hundred thousand will become a Hunter. Most applicants end up being injured, and worse, being killed.
Gon managed to befriend other potential Hunters like the enigmatic Killua, the vengeful Kurapika, and Leorio, who is an aspiring doctor. Despite their differences with each other, they share the common goal of becoming a Hunter. They embark on an adventure together in the perilous journey ahead of them.
Hunter x Hunter Anime Background
Hunter x Hunter was originally adapted into an anime TV series way back in 1999. It was a modified from its original manga source to cater to a younger audience. It aired a total of 62 episodes and 4 seasons – ending in 2001. This was animated by Nippon Animation.
It was rebooted in 2011, with Madhouse serving as the animation production studio. This time, it was meant to accurately follow the manga source. This reboot garnered critical acclaim and worldwide popularity in comparison to the 1999 one. It aired from October 2, 2011 to September 24, 2014 with a total of 148 episodes with 6 seasons.
Hunter x Hunter Manga Background
Yoshihiro Togashi is the author and illustrator of the Hunter x Hunter manga. It started serialization on Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen Jump magazine in 1998. It has underwent multiple hiatuses in the past, but its longest break occurred in 2018 – returning only this year 2022. There have been 36 volumes published so far.
VIZ Media published the manga into English, with the 1st volume released in April 2005. As of 2019, there are 36 volumes on sale. It is also available to read online in VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump community, but readers should sign up first to become a member.